Ballistix Tracer (with LEDs) DDR2 PC2-6400 Memory Module Review

Upgrading your memory can improve your PC’s performance by an incredible amount for a minimal price. Back in the day going from 16 MB to 32 MB ram meant an extreme performance jump. With ram kits hitting the 12 and 16 GB mark, performance is becoming even more impressive. The question that comes into play: is all ram created equal? The frequency we are seeing memory modules hitting is getting more and more impressive and in order to get just a little bit more out of your ram we are stating to see some very impressive timings. The Ballistix Tracer 4GB kit from Crucial supports a crowd pleasing 4-4-4-12 timing along with DDR2 800 speeds. How well will this ram really perform? Let’s find out:

Provided by: Crucial

Price: $64.99

Closer Look:

The packaging for the Crucial Ballistix Tracer 4GB kit is very well designed and simple. All of the information you need as an enthusiast is right on the packaging and all of the features this ram has over others is included as well. I love the fact that the company uses a windowed package as I have mentioned many man times this is my favorite feature of packaging because I like to see what I am buying before I take it home.



What comes with the Crucial Ballistix Tracer 4GB kit? Everything you see to sticks of ram and the manual, what more do you need? I could not for the life of me get a decent picture of the LED’s in action so I scooped one from ThinkComputers you can view here. As for the RAM itself I love the look of the red Ballistix Tracer’s they are a rich color with chrome lettering and these are by far the nicest looking stick I have ever owned. I have had many extreme and enthusiast grade ram sticks but these look pretty slick in comparison. The heat spreaders have a nice amount of space in between them and the module to insure proper airflow and cooling.


Let’s check out the specs and testing:

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